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A work that seeks to state a point of view, discuss a subject, or persuade reader to accept an argument

Essay

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A type of essay in which the writer adopts an impersonal, authoritative tone, and models highly organized structure

Formal Essay

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A type of essay in which the writer adopts a friendly or conversational tone with the reader (also known as a personal essay)

Informal Essay

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A brief work of prose or fiction

Short Story

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A series of events arranged to produce a definite sense of movement toward a specific goal.

Plot

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A secondary plot within a piece of literature that accompanies the main plot yet is lesser in importance or significant

Subplot

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The part of a story's plot that introduces the reader to the setting, the characters, and the situation

Exposition

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The occurrence that sets the events of conflict in motion

Inciting Incident

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The events that lead up to the crisis in a story

Rising Action

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The plots major turning point at which something happens that affects the outcome of the story and determines the future of the main character

Crisis

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The plot's moment of highest emotional intensity

Climax

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The events that unfold the results of the crisis and lead to the conclusion

Falling Action

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The last element of the plot in which the major complications are explained or settled

Denouement

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The perspective or angle from which a story is told

Point of View

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The narrator tells his story in third person, and as the storyteller he "knows all"

Omniscient Point of View

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The narrator tells the story in third person but "gets inside" only one of the characters, usually the central characters

Limited - Omniscient Point of View

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The narrator, one of the story's characters, refers to himself as "I" throughout the piece

First Person Point of View

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Characteristics of Essay:

It is a short prose composition
It discusses a particular topic in a nontechnical way
It expresses the thoughts and opinions of the writer

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Informal and formal essays differ in: voice

Formal essays use an impersonal but authoritative voice while informal essays are more relaxed using the voice of the writer himself.

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Informal and formal essays differ in : tone

Formal essays take a more serious tone, informal essays can take a wide range from humorous to reflective to reminiscent and more.

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Informal and formal essays differ in : structure

Formal essays tend to be very structured and organized in order to present a logical argument in favor of the writer's position. Informal essays have a more relaxed structure and may even seem to wander about in a chatty way.

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Generally speaking, essays are

Nonfictional.

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Short Stories contain the same basic elements as the

Novel

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From the authors' and readers' viewpoints, the strengths of short stories compared to novels is:

They resolve conflict and communicate theme more quickly
They can more easily drive home one main theme
They are easier to read.

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How to Get Things Done is written from the

First person point of view

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How to Get Things Dine is a piece that exhibits

Verbal irony and structural irony

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How to Get Things Done qualifies as an

Informal essay because it is humorous and light in tone, the voice is that of the writer chatting to acquaintances and the structure is less methodically organized and more relaxed.